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Published June 28, 1996
Westinghouse has purchased Miami-based news company, TeleNoticias, and will launch a 24-hour Spanish-language new channel in the U.S. later this year (NEWSDAY, 6/28)....In Tampa, Doug Carlson comments on Peter Vecsey's analysis during TNT's NBA Draft coverage. Carlson notes Vecsey "was wrong nearly every time he opened his mouth," and finally refers to him as "Peter Guessy" (TAMPA TRIBUNE, 6/28). ...Prime Sports and the Jazz agreed to a multi-year deal allowing the RSN to carry 25 live Jazz games beginning next season (Prime Sports)....Professional Sports Publications will publish a college football conference magazine for both the Big 12 and the WAC this fall. PSP is also selling ad packages for both magazines (PSP).....INTERACTIVE WEEK notes Management Plus, the agency for Shaquille O'Neal, "shut down" his site on the Microsoft Network two months ago in part due to MSN's decision to move its online service to the World Wide Web. Management Plus's Bruce Binkow: "We just decided that, if we were moving to the Web anyway, the SportsLine would be a better fit for us" (INTERACTIVE WEEK, 6/24 issue). Leonard Armato, Chair & CEO Management Plus Enterprises, on O'Neal's SportsLine site: "Shaq has now embraced the global culture of the internet, which is something that has exploded and the great people in America are doing it and Shaq has joined them. Bill Gates is doing it. All the people, I think, with foresight in this world are now saying that the internet is the place to be" ("Bloomberg Business News," 6/28)....NBC's coverage of the U.S. Diving and Track and Field Trials last weekend had a 4.7 rating/15 share, up 24% from the two-day average in '92 (NBC)...THE SPORTING NEWS' "Fly" notes rumors of NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue bringing CBS Sports back to the NFL TV package by giving them a Sunday night schedule and having TNT and ESPN split Thursday night games (TSN, 7/1 issue)....Spurs TV broadcaster Dave Barnett joins ESPN (SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS, 6/28). CORRECTION: CBS has not signed on with PPG, Inc. to telecast Senior skiing's, "MCI's Downhill Challenge," as was reported Wednesday. PPG is in negotiations with all networks regarding the event. THE DAILY regrets the error.